8 Backyard Toys We Wish We’d Had as Kids (So Now Obviously We’re Buying Them For Our Kids)
When I was a kid I enjoyed nice, long suburban summers, where no parents sent kids to summer camps and everyone stayed up late enough to see the fireflies. But in terms of great backyard toys, I don’t remember even having a Slip ‘N Slide. I had awkward, rusty roller skates, a swing set and, by second grade, a 10-speed bike. When we got too hot, my brother and I turned the hose on each other.
All of which is just to say that I am madly jealous of the kids of the summer of 2023.
Some of this year’s summer toys are things we couldn’t have even imagined in the last century. Now that we’re parents and these wonders exist, you’d better believe we’re buying them for our kids. We might also use them ourselves — you know, ironically.
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